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11 April 2014

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Law 140: Eavesdropping on Lebanon

Lebanon’s Surveillance Law guarantees the right to privacy across all means of electronic communication -- unfortunately, authorities violate this law on a regular basis.

8 April 2014

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Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."

7 April 2014

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A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

19 March 2014

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Venezuela's New Security Agency: Watching the Web With No Judicial Oversight

CESSPA, the new security agency in Venezuela, may bring yet another layer of state control over the flow of information online.

12 March 2014

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TunnelBear VPN Service Blocked in Venezuela?

On Sunday, March 10, Venezuelan users reported that the VPN service TunnelBear was being blocked. Many reported that its website was inaccessible as well.

27 February 2014

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#AB14: If I speak out, will I be punished for it?

Focusing on policies for the digital realm seems strange in a region where dissent and even fact-based reporting, whether they happen online or offline, so often have profound real-life consequences.

26 February 2014

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Hong Kong Police Made Thousands of Personal Data Requests With No Judicial Oversight

In 2013, the Hong Kong Police Force made 7,462 requests for user data under the pretext of "crime investigation", yet the process was not monitored by any judicial bodies.